Why does my Caddy suffer from clutch judder?

My 2008 Volkswagen Caddy violently judders whilst pulling away, especially in reverse. I have been advised that it is likely to be clutch judder and is related to the dual mass fly wheel.

Should I rectify the problem immediately or can it be driven like this for a couple of months. And how much should I expect to pay for a repair?

Asked on 6 January 2015 by Unsungwyn

Answered by Honest John
Replacing a clutch and DMF at a VW dealer could cost you £1500. Less at Mr Clutch or similar. Better to fix sooner rather than later in case the vibration damages the transmission input shaft bearing.
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